Are We There (10 Year Anniversary Edition)

$73.00
Vinyl LP (Black, Grey & Silver Tri-Colour)

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The list of contributors on Sharon Van Etten’s 2014 LP Are We There reads as pretty much a 'who's who' of contemporaneous alt-rock talent. Torres, Brodericks Heather Woods and Peter, The War On Drugs’ Dave Hartley and Adam Granduciel and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiberg are but a few of those to pitch in here. Then there's Van Etten herself, an artist who had really recognised her own power on 'Are We There’s predecessor ‘Tramp’ and harnessed it once more here. No wonder that the resulting album, a determined and often beautiful listen, is regarded as one of Van Etten’s best. - Flying Out


For all the attention that was paid to her 2012 break-through album Tramp, Sharon Van Etten returned to the studio ready and eager to turn another corner, delve deeper, and write with more honesty and vulnerability than ever. The result of that effort was Are We There, a self-produced album of exceptional intimacy, sublime generosity, and immense breadth. From the opening chords of the first song, “Afraid of Nothing,” listeners witnessed a new awareness – a sign of Van Etten in full stride, writing, producing, and performing from a place that seemed almost mythical. It’s a unique power of Van Etten’s; she creates a bond with the listener that few contemporary musicians can match. Always direct, and never shying away even from the most personally painful narratives, many of the songs deal with seemingly impossible decisions, anticipation, and then resolution. Amidst brutal honesty, Van Etten finds moments of levity, as she always does. Her voice and words are as powerful today as ten years ago, and they’re sure to endure for years to come.

Tracklisting

 

  1. Afraid of Nothing 
  2. Taking Chances 
  3. Your Love is Killing Me
  4. Our Love
  5. Tarifa 
  6. I Love You But I'm Lost 
  7. You Know Me Well 
  8. Break Me 
  9. Nothing Will Change 
  10. I Know
  11. Every Time the Sun Comes Up